My Fernie summit.

Lizard Range and Flathead

benjackman85 , Tuesday 16th February, 2021 4:15PM

Climbed to the mt Fernie summit via fairy creek drainage. Lots of evidence of previous avalanche cycles to nearly valley floor...made for some tricky skinning at first. But once above found most of the snow on the surface was faceted out...not much slab property. Kept clear of any suspect slopes that may still hold Jan 24 persistent slabs. no obvious whumphing. Once in the alpine, more previous avalanche activity was observed and blown over. Most alpine terrain wind hammered. Kept a conservative line down the summit face as it was wrecked by wind. No signs of current instabilities observed through the day. New surface hoar growth noted on solar aspects at TL.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN